Cloud hosting is the most modern technology in web hosting arena. Many big companies like Google and Apple use cloud servers to store customer data. But it has some disadvantages too which we should be aware of : - In cloud hosting a network of servers is being used to store data. It is not advisable if you are dealing with highly sensitive data. A dedicated server is the best option for this. - Anything that can be accessed can be hacked too. Data on cloud server is also prone to attacks. - In reality unprofessionally managed cloud hosting results in frequent outages and other technical issues. In such case, you cannot expect a good uptime. So, if you are planning to change your existing web host or looking for a new server always do enough homework before taking a final call.